Do you ever feel like everything you say and do is a little too much for those around you? It’s almost as if your presence makes them uncomfortable. That’s because it does.
I beg you not to take that as a sign to shrink, take a step back (from yourself) or blend in for their benefit.
Shrinking won’t benefit anyone at all. Especially, you.
Remember—the world isn’t supposed to be ready for you. You’re here to change it. Go ahead and shine. Brightly. Make them squint. Squinting is annoying. Keep shining. In no time, they’ll get the hell outta your way and make room for the people who will appreciate you for you.
Illustration by Shyanne Trutwein.